Pass a City Council Resolution Against Further War Funding!
A City Council Resolution campaign is a great opportunity to build
a coalition for peace and social justice in your community. This is a
project that will take time and concerted energy, but your community will
be stronger as a result-and you may even make national headlines!
Here is a simple guide to encourage your City Council to vote to
increase domestic spending while decreasing the Department of Defense
budget for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
the Bring Our War $$ Home template resolution. Edit this template
to include your city's specific information. You may also consider adding
information about the $3billion in military aid the US gives Israel
annually, enabling the occupation of Palestine.
out a flyer with key points about the effects of military spending
on your local budget.
Use the National
Priorities Project website to find data outlining the cost of wars
to your state, city, county, school district or even zip code. Our editable
flier will be a useful outreach tool for your local campaign! It can
be edited in Adobe Reader-click
here for the latest version.
for Progress has the best "how-to
pass a city resolution" on progressive causes that we've seen.
Take a look at the tools on their site to get your city resolution effort
going. They even have great talking points you can edit for your own
campaign! NOTE: No matter what the outcome - the resolution passes,
is tabled to a later date, fails, or they vote to "pass over"
and not consider it until the cows come home - congratulate yourself
on your effort and repeat the Bring Our War $$ Home mantra: "This
effort has opened a space for this much needed conversation about our
national priorities to happen in my community and we are stronger for